Returning for its fourth year in 2017, Midlandia was born out of a desire to create a sense of place in the area. Over recent years, Midland has seen a shift in resident demographics with many young families and artisans calling it home, seeking more space than what inner city living can offer.
Recognising this change, the City of Swan, along with the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority approached JumpClimb to develop a cultural activation that provided a sense of community – thus Midlandia was born.
The event was first held at the historic Midland Junction Arts Centre which was transformed into a decadent performance space, lovingly decorated and dressed by local artists, as it plays hosts to 70+ music, cabaret, comedy and theatre shows performed by over 30 artists from around the globe.
In 2017 the event took on a new format as an independent event at the Cale Street Events Precinct under a giant big top tent. The 2017 event featured some big names including comedians Peter Helliar, Tom Gleeson, Charlie Pickering, Dave Callan as well as urban circus group 360 Allstars and a lineup of other amazing acts.
Midlandia also boasts a sumptuous pop-up garden bar, delicious food and local DJs bringing the tunes every night.
Midlandia was awarded the Best Independent FRINGE WORLD Venue in 2014.
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